Four Wheel Drive Victoria urges Firewood collectors across Gippsland to start planning their firewood needs as part of the opening of the autumn collection season.
From 1 March designated firewood collection areas will open across Victoria, allowing communities to gather wood for personal use.
Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been made aware that Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is continuing its planned burning program across north east Victoria to reduce the risk of bushfires on communities.
Above average rainfall and mild temperatures have provided favourable forest conditions for planned burning to ramp up as we head into Autumn.
Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been advised that Parks Victoria, and, in joint managed parks, Gunaikurnai Lands and Water Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC), will be continuing its coordinated deer and feral animal control program in fire-affected areas across Eastern Victoria from March to June 2021.
FWDV 2020 AGM POSTPONED
Following the introduction of the COVID19 Stage 4 Lockdown commencing from 11:59pm Friday 12th February to Wednesday 11:59pm Wednesday 17th February, 2021 the Four Wheel Drive Victoria 2020 AGM has been cancelled.
We will advise as soon as possible when it is rescheduled.
Regional Roads Victoria advises there will be upcoming works in the Alpine area, including on the Great Alpine Road, the Bogong High Plains Road and Tawonga Gap Road. These works are part of a $32.8 million statewide investment to prevent landslips on key tourist routes and will include renewing and replacing more than 50 culverts across the Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller regions.
These works will commencing on the Tawonga Gap Road on Monday 15 February. Work at approximately 20 sites along the Bogong High Plains Road and the Great Alpine will start late February and are expected to be completed in June, weather permitting. There will be changed traffic conditions while the work is completed. Speeds will be reduced and traffic management in place with lane closures as needed. Delays of 5-10 minutes per site, and occasionally up to 15 minutes, are expected.
For more information, please see the attached Landslip culvert works bulletin. Please forward this bulletin to anyone you feel may be interested in these works.
Regional Roads Victoria
The Conservation Regulator is appealing to the public for information after a platypus drowned in an illegal commercial fishing net.
The male platypus was entangled in the net in the Thomson River at the Bruntons Bridge campground last week.
In Victoria it is illegal to use prohibited fishing equipment, such as commercial and opera house nets, in public waterways and penalties can apply.
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